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Another Tibetan monk self-immolates over `Chinese repression`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 13:41

Beijing: A teenage Tibetan Buddhist monk set himself on fire in protest against China’s political and religious suppression.

The-18-year-old monk, identified as Lobsang Lozin, burnt himself to death in China’s south-west Sichuan province.

Lozin set himself ablaze and died immediately in Bharkham county in Sichuan province as he marched towards a government office, the India-based Central Tibetan Administration, or government-in-exile, said in a statement.

According to The BBC, Tibetan exiles said local people blocked a bridge to stop police from moving in after the incident.

Nearly 42 Tibetans are believed to have set themselves alight so far in Tibetan-inhabited parts of China.

China`s leaders accuse the spiritual leader Dalai Lama of inciting the self-immolations and encouraging separatism.


First Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 13:40
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